Jean-Baptiste Boulard

(b. 1725)

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(b 1725; d 1789). French furniture-maker. He was received as a master menuisier 17 April 1755. Several of the chairs that he made for the French royal family are now in the Musée du Louvre; they are characterized by strong moulding and by restraint in sculpted elements. His son Michel-Jacques Boulard continued the business after his father's death; his patrons included Napoleon (reg 1804-14).

From The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

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